Journalism Department Newsletter Fall 2018
Five Takeaways from the 2018 Jim Hayes Symposium
The Journalism Department’s third biennial Jim Hayes Symposium on Oct. 12 focused on the many challenges confronting journalism.
2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
Four accomplished alumni were inducted into the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s Mustang Media Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Oct. 13.
Journalism Department Re-applies for Accreditation
The Cal Poly Journalism Department is applying for accreditation through the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The process will be carried out over the course of two years.
The latest news on Journalism Department alumni.
Celebrating 50 Years of KCPR
A weekend of events to mark the 50th anniversary of campus radio station KCPR-FM kicked off on Friday, Oct. 12, with a concert at SLO Brew Rock. The 400-plus attendees included Cal Poly alumni, students, and local music lovers.
Patti Piburn Returns to Journalism Department
Patti Piburn has returned as the adviser to Cal Poly’s student-run radio station, KCPR. She had previously worked as KCPR adviser and a full-time lecturer for the department before taking a two-year leave of absence to work on her doctorate at the Cronkite School at Arizona State University.
New Scholarships and Awards
The Journalism Department awarded two new scholarships and an award in 2018, thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends.
In Oct. 2016, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the student press at Cal Poly and launched our $1.1 million Centennial Campaign. In 2018, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of student-run radio station KCPR. Thanks to the generosity of friends and alumni like you, we are nearly half of the way toward our campaign goal!